River Hill High School

12101 Route 108,

Clarksville, MD, 21029-9000

Tel: (410)313-7120
Grades: 9-12

1,390 students

River Hill High School serves 1,390 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 57%.
River Hill High School operates within the Howard County Public s School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1390 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,390 students
River Hill High School Total Students (1997-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
River Hill High School Total Classroom Teachers (1997-2012)
Students by Grade River Hill High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
River Hill High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1997-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
24%
6%
River Hill High School Asian (1997-2012)
Hispanic
5%
11%
River Hill High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
6%
37%
River Hill High School Black (1997-2012)
White
59%
43%
River Hill High School White (1997-2012)
All Ethnic Groups River Hill High School Sch Ethnicity River Hill High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.68
River Hill High School Diversity Score (1997-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
35%
River Hill High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
7%
River Hill High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 56,445 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 90% over five years.
School District Name Howard County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
73
29
Number of Students Managed 56,445 17,449
Howard County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 85%
Howard County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $835 MM $244 MM
Howard County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $817 MM $238 MM
Howard County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,734 $14,580
Howard County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,360 $14,228
Howard County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Homewood School (2.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Clarksville Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clarksville Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Clarksville Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Clarksville Elementary School
    12041 Route 108
    Clarksville , MD , 21029
    (410)313-7050
    0.1  mi  |  522  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Clarksville Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Clarksville Middle School
    6535 South Trotter Rd
    Clarksville , MD , 21029
    (410)313-7057
    1.8  mi  |  655  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Clarksville Pointers Run Elementary School
    6600 Trotter Rd
    Clarksville , MD , 21029
    (410)313-7142
    1.9  mi  |  616  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Columbia Swansfield Elementary School
    5610 Cedar Ln
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)313-6907
    2.3  mi  |  562  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Columbia Harpers Choice Middle School
    5450 Beaverkill Rd
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)313-6929
    2.4  mi  |  510  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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